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#276772
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Info: The NEW 007 DVD's
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I think it'd be interesting if someone made preservations fixing the color differences on the few titles that only have minor alterations. Take the old anamorphic DVD footage and remove the specs and it's done. "Goldeneye" and "A View to a Kill's" cropping can't be fixed and I think "Goldeneye's" new colder color scheme is more fitting for the film.

Also, has anyone seen the fan edit "Never Say McClory Again" which takes "Never Say Never Again" but adds the gun barrel, a title sequence (the textless version of "Thunderball" from the Ultimate Edition DVD) and rescores the film using tracks from the first 20 EON films.

Here's the link to the site, which contains short clips showing what's been done.

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#276770
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Battle for Naboo Re-Edit (Completed)
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Excellent job Good Musician. Have you ever thought about taking those videos and making a DVD of your Symphonic Force series?

I truly wish some of the cues in Episode I's final battle had survived. I really like the additional footage of the lightsaber duel and believe the quick cross cutting in Part 2 ramps up the momentum of that sequence since the focus isn't on any one battle for long.

I've always thought Episode III's opening could have used more music to help with the rhythm of the sequence once they board Grevious' ship and the dropped music does help. I love the cue when you see Grevious' ship after Obi-Wan and Anakin have been captured. I don't know how anyone can watch those moments with and without music and decide the music free versions are better.

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#271111
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FAN EDIT REQUEST THREAD - Post your dream Fan Edits Here!
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I would love to see a preservation of the Rocky V workprint, that would be fantastic.

I'd also love to see a fan edit of the four current Highlander films into one trilogy. I know there are many who are solely fans of Connor McCloud and his films, but I'd like an edit that fits into the continuity of the TV series and new comic books (which I have not read, but know include Duncan).

Highlander I would be a simple edit, just remove all references to "The Gathering" and "The Prize". The comics have explained Connor's unique Quickening to be a Dark one.

Highlander II and III could be combined into one movie. Use elements of Highlander II to create a James Bond esque opening. Maybe find a way to end with Connor coming out of an explosion looking young. Then Highlander III could be edited down to remove elements that are blatant rip offs of the original.

Highlander IV could be reedited to add elements from the rough cut, remove the repeated section of the sword fight, and replace the footage with the blurred JVC sign to what it was originally. The blurring effect, in most instances, is more distracting then the sign.
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#255330
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** The OCPMovie News & Releases Megathread **
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OCP-

Thank you so much for all your hard work. I enjoyed the classic edition 1.0. I especially dug the commentary you created and the X-Wing THX demo at the start. I did have problems with the blockiness, especially around the color red, that you've previously mentioned and one menu screen in the chapter selections didn't highlight what you were selecting.

This new version, however, looks absolutely stunning, especially that mixed shot of the Falcon.

I have a few questions though.

Will you still be using the menus from the original 2004 release or the GOUT release? Even though the GOUT menus are simple, I prefer them for their subtle charm.

Will you be doing a 2.0 version of Empire and Jedi using the GOUT? I'd assume, possibly incorrectly, they'd be much easier to pull off since there were less changes made to those two films.

How will this be released?
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#251108
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Info: Has anyone done a preservation of misprinted Wal*Mart 'X-Men 3' bonus disc?
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Originally posted by: Darth_Evil
According to Digital Bits (and they are correct over there 99.9 percent of the time) the adverytising was just wrong and all the discs are the documentary. They simply misprinted it. Here is the whole passage from digital bits. It also includes some information about the deleted scenes controversy.

Finally today, a lot of you have been wondering what's up with Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand DVD. Some readers have reported that select copies of the DVD were released with 22 deleted scenes, while others have only 10. We've checked with our industry sources and have learned this is true. However, we've also learned that the number of discs that were released with the larger number of deleted scenes is very, very small - so little in fact that they all sold out early on the first day. We don't know why they were pulled, and speculation runs from a problem with clearance issues on the deleted material to the possibility of Fox releasing an even more elaborate special edition in 2007. Either way, there was no way to tell which disc you were getting based on the packaging. The main thing to know, is that if you've already purchased a copy and have been thinking of returning it hoping to get one of the copies with 22 deleted scenes, don't bother. Those discs are LONG gone at your local retailer. In fact, if you purchased your DVD on the first day but haven't opened it yet, that's your best bet short of eBay for getting the version with more deleted scenes. Also, as far as Wal-Mart's bonus disc - the packaging claims the bonus disc inside will include a pair of making-of featurettes, and then when you open it, you get a featurette on the history of the X-Men comic book. The packaging was simply mislabeled. You're getting exactly what you're supposed to be getting. We hope this information at least helps ease your minds a bit.


I don't trust this information, even though it's from thedigitalbits, which I agree is a trustworthy site. The fact that Fox has issued no official statement is troubling and they've been running overtime spinning all these errors to avoid blame. The site also claims that they don't know why certain deleted scenes were pulled and that it might be due to "clearance issues". Brett Ratner has told ign.com that a special edition is in the works and it is obvious the deleted scenes are being withheld as an incentive to buy the later edition. Every other country has a 2 disc release of this film with a plethora of bonus features.

I trust people who've purchased the DVD and posted on message boards stating they received various versions more than this statement. Once again, I agree that thedigitalbits.com is correct 99.9 percent of the time, but I'm leaning to this time being the .1 percent.
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#250610
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Info: Has anyone done a preservation of misprinted Wal*Mart 'X-Men 3' bonus disc?
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Shifty Eyes-

As far as I've heard, the documentary is like the comic book doc on the Daredevil 2-disc edition. It's just interviews with creators from the beginning of the series to present. Supposedly this documentary starts with Stan Lee and works its way up to Miller's run on Ultimate X-Men and Morrison's run on New X-Men.
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#250609
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Info: Has anyone done a preservation of misprinted Wal*Mart 'X-Men 3' bonus disc?
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Lord Phillock-

Here's all that I'm aware you can do. Would you be willing to preserve the comic documentary?

Originally Posted by Lightning Strikez! at SuperHeroHype.com's message boards
BREAKING NEWS!

Apparently the studio is aware of the problem and a customer service hotline has been established. You will be required to give them your phone number and home address. You will also be asked to describe the nature of your problem (obviously only for those who have purchased DVDs from Wal-Mart). I have personally called and can verify this. At this time they are taking down records as a decision has not been reached regarding compensating customers.

NOTE: If you haven't saved your receipt from your purchase however, don't even bother calling.

The contact information is as follows:

FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
CUSTOMER SERVICES
1-888-223-2369
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#250437
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Info: Has anyone done a preservation of misprinted Wal*Mart 'X-Men 3' bonus disc?
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Is anyone planning on preserving the misprinted X-Men: The Last Stand Wal*Mart bonus disc? Some bonus discs accidentally featured a 68 minute documentary about the X-Men comics rather than the advertised docs. Supposedly, the comic documentary was prepared for the X-Men 2.5 release that never came to fruition.

Could this documentary legally be preserved since it’s not officially released by the studio?

I don’t want the official Wal*Mart bonus disc and since the disc mix-up is a random occurrence, just like the deleted scenes debacle, I couldn’t exactly return the DVD in question if I received what was actually advertised.

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#250341
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Idea: an X 3 edit...
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I wouldn't just purchase the 2 disc edition overseas. Ratner stated in an interview that it was unfair that the U.S. had to wait for the 2 disc release so the eventual U.S. edition will have some exclusive content. I don't have the source for the interview. I might have only read this quote on a message board, so it might only be a hopeful rumor.
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#239354
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Adywan-

Your work is impressive...most impressive. I visit the boards all the time and hardly post, but I can't help but give you props for all the hard work you're putting into this project. I must admit that I never thought adding Jar Jar or Bail Organa to "A New Hope" was a good idea. I thought any addition would be obtrusive or distracting, but your minor glimpse is so impressive that I've watched the thing a dozen times. I just can't get over how good that shot looks. I have one question though, if you've answered this before I apologize. When do you expect to finish this project?